While temperatures have not been too low in Europe lately, North America practically hit rock bottom, though Europe’s Atlantic coast was ravaged by waves. France 2 television reported from a resort town in the southwest of France.
Portugal also took a full frontal attack from the sea. The force of the weather accelerated coastal erosion, RTP reported.
The other side of the Atlantic, meanwhile, was being transformed into blocks of ice, with dangerously low temperatures beating records. In many parts of the US, people were warned to stay indoors. Swiss SF1 reported on the homeless.
What’s the explanation for North America’s record cold? It moved down from the Arctic. Swiss TSR reported on the cause.
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